Hyogo Prefecture announced that it has been confirmed that three women in their 20s to 60s living in the prefecture are infected with the new coronavirus "Omicron strain".

It is the first time that infection with the Omicron strain has been confirmed in the prefecture, and since none of the three have traveled abroad, the prefecture says that it is "probably a community-acquired infection."

Infection with the Omicron strain was confirmed in women in their 20s, 30s, and 60s living in Hyogo prefecture, all of whom were confirmed to be infected with the new corona later this month. It means that the infection to "Omicron strain" was found.

All three have been vaccinated twice and are mild or asymptomatic and are hospitalized according to national policy.

It is the first time that infection with Omicron strain has been confirmed in Hyogo prefecture, and all three have no history of overseas travel and the infection route is unknown, so the prefecture is considered to be a community-acquired infection.

Governor Saito of Hyogo Prefecture said at a press conference, "It's the year-end and New Year holidays when people gather, but if you have a fever and you have a fever, I would like to ask you to refrain from returning home." I called on you to do it.